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TOTT 15 March 2018

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12 Talk of the Town ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook March 15, 2018 Revved up for OD Inggs Memorial Run OLD BEAUTIES: Some of the entrants in last year’s OD Inngs Memorial Run, which is held in and around Port Alfred Port Alfred ready to host annual rally event THE 19th Annual OD Inggs Memorial Run will be held in and around Port Alfred on March 24 and 25. This run is organised by the Albany Vintage and Classic Motor Club as a tribute to the late OD Inggs, a well-known and respected Grahamstown businessman. He was also widely known and respected for his collection and knowledge of vintage and classic motor cars. The run will once again be held in the Albany District with competitors navigating a route comprising 300km on the first day and 100km on the second. With all the st o p / g o ’s and other forms of road reconstruction compiling an interesting route has become a huge challenge for the clerk of the course and his team. The rally is held under national rules and guidelines and at no time are vehicles allowed to exceed 80% of the speed limit. This presents a huge challenge as the speedometers in the vehicle are covered up for the duration of the rally. The speed of the vehicles is calculated by navigators using a stop watch and observing road markings and other signs on the roads. Teams will consist of a driver and a navigator. They will receive the route schedule 30 minutes before their scheduled starting time. While the navigator will be trying to decipher the route schedule the driver will be making sure that the car is in order. One point is added per second for early or late arrival at a control point. The team with the lowest number of points at the completion of the two days is the winner. The first car leaves the Rosehill Mall at 9.30am on the Saturday while the rest leave at one minute intervals. After a lunch en route the competitors will return to Port Alfred. A dinner has been organised for competitors and officials at the Port Alfred River and Ski-boat Club on Saturday evening. The starting point on Sunday will also be the Rosehill Mall at 8.30am, following a shorter route, with a tea break along the way. The cars will then proceed to the Royal Port Alfred Golf Club just after noon for the prize-giving and lunch. Trophies will be presented to the winning team. Trophies are also awarded to the best navigator, first lady competitor, winning club trophy and to the oldest car entered. SERENDIPITY ... with Bev Young Chasing mills – Part six IN 1831 there were 234 watermills, 28 horse mills and six windmills in the Eastern Cape. I have only found 23, all told. Seemingly, they were nearly all grist mills, the ones with the huge crushing st o n e s . I am intrigued by historical sources which say there were four mills in Bathurst, between 1830-31 and 1855. Now I need help. It actually makes sense, as B r a d s h aw ’s Mill, was built for cloth, not flour, and although Cock’s and Mansfield mills, serviced a goodly area, it would not have been sufficient for the number of settlers here. Oh, and there was apparently “one in Shaw Park”? THE STONES TELL STORIES: A vintage mill stone used for making flour, as used to exist in our area SUDOKU - WIN A PENNY FARTHING VOUCHER Complete this Sudoku and be in line to win 2 cuppuccinos from The Penny Farthing in The Anchorage Mall. Entries must be in by 3:30pm on Tuesday at the TotT office - 29 Miles St. Winner to please collect voucher (must show ID) from TotT offices before attempting to redeem prize. Last Name:................................................................................................... Tel No:................................................................................................... WIN A VOUCHER FROM HIGHLANDER PUB & HALYARDS HOTEL SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK’S SUDOKU Name:......................................................................................................................... Winner of last Royal St Andrews - Paper Nautilus ă Heather Threadgold Winner to please collect voucher (must show ID) from TotT offices before attempting to redeem prize. Address:....................................................Tel No:......................................................

March 15, 2018 ADVERTISING / NEWSDESK: (046) 624 4356 Find us on Facebook Talk of the Town 13 PAHS swimmers make waves at gala Swimming The following Port Alfred High School pupils have, based on their times, been selected to participate in the Top 8 Championship Gala on 17 March: Emily Beatt (girls, 11 years, 50m: butterfly and girls, 12 years and under 100m: backstroke), William Beatt (boys, 9 years, 50m: backstroke and boys, 13 years and under 100m: backstroke), MEDAL MAGIC: The Port Alfred High School swimmers who gave of their best to help the Albany team beat Amatola in the Inter-District Gala held recently in Graaff-Reinet are, from left at the back, Saffron Tweedie, Reece Coetzer, Scarlett Tweedie, Emily Beatt, Matthew Pienaar, front, Will Beatt, Caylem Simes, Robyn Dacombe and Connor Bessinger Connor Bessinger (boys eight years and under 50m: breaststroke), Saffron Tweedie (girls 12 years 50m: butterfly, girls 12 years 50m: backstroke and girls 13 years and under: backstroke) and Scarlett Tweedie (girls, 10 years, 50m: butterfly and girls, 10 years, 50m: breaststroke). Nine PAHS swimmers played a big part in ensuring that the Albany team won the Inter-District Gala held in Graaff-Reinet on SCHOOL POOL SUPER SLIDE: Port Alfred High School Grade 2 pupil James Munro enjoyed every second on the 10m slide at the successful Amanzi Day held at Port Alfred High School. The event raised R7500 for the renovation of the school pool complex. Due to failing infrastructure, the pool had to be closed earlier this term. Anyone wanting to contribute in kind or cash can contact m a r ke t Monday. The Amatola team came second. PAHS swimmers who secured medals at the event are as follows: Matthew Pienaar U13 bronze medal for 200m individual medley as well as bronze for the 50m backstroke; Will Beatt U10 silver medal for 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 50m butterfly; Scarlett Tweedie U11 gold medal for 50m backstroke, gold for the 50m butterfly and a silver medal for 50m breaststroke; Emily Beatt U12 bronze for 50m freestyle and a silver medal for 50m backstroke and Saffron Tweedie a gold medal for 50m butterfly. Hobson House (formerly Queens) were the ultimate winners of the Grade 4 to 7 Inter-house Splash Gala held in the school pool last Tuesday with Harvey (Queens) taking second and Orffer in third place. Athletics Grade 12 pupil, Sam Solz was loudly applauded at Monday’s assembly by staff and pupils for bringing home a gold medal for U19 girls shot put from the Eastern Cape High Schools Athletics Championships recently held in Port Elizabeth. She also secured a bronze in the girls’s U19 discus event. Blood Drive The SA National Blood Service challenged PAHS pupils to a target of 50 units for the month of February. Each unit had to be accompanied by a pledge form which were handed out during the first week of the month. Principal Clive Pearson congratulated the pupils on surpassing the target PUPIL PROTECTION: From left, Ruth Cockbain from the Community Policing Forum, station commander Colonel Lizette Zeelie, Port Alfred High School head girl, Alizwa Tuko and Sergeant Sindy Pienaar agreed that the address by the SAPS to the high school girls was both informative and vital. Colonel Zeelie discussed abuse and bullying while Sergeant Pienaar highlighted the dangers of the internet and pitfalls of social media by 21 units and earning a cash reward of R710. The funds will go towards the school pool renovation fund. C r i c ket PA H S ’s 1st XI participated in the 2018 Pineapple Cricket Tournament. PAHS scored 282 all out. Top scorers were Reece Naude (30), James Solz (52), Stefan Botha (33) and Jayden Roesstorff (73). Rhodes Shrews scored 108 all out (Joel Austin 4-29 and D. Jacobs 3-7). PAHS won by 174 runs. The match against the Early Birds was close with PAHS 149 all out. The Early Birds responded with 150-9. Jayden Roesstorff took three wickets for 22 runs. Early Birds won by a wicket. In their final match against the Tiger Titans, PAHS could only manage 87 runs all out in 16.5 overs in response to the Titans 231 runs, all out in 32.1 overs. The PAHS U13A cricketers won their T20 match against Shaw Park Primary’s U13A team by 9 wickets. Shaw Park Primary were 36 for 5 in 20 overs. PAHS responded with 37 for 1 in 6.3 overs. The PAHS U13A also played a T20 match against their Kidds Beach counterparts putting 166 runs on the scoreboard. Top scorers were K. Heny 35 runs off 39 balls, J. De Vos 42 runs off 33 balls and R. Baartman 41 runs off 15 balls. Kidds Beach Primary responded with 30 runs all out. Top bowlers were K. Heny 3-5 and R. Baartman 4-9. PAHS won by 136 runs. In their match, also against Kidds Beach Primary, the PAHS U11A team lost by 73 runs. Kidds Beach Primary scored 107 for 6 in 20 overs to which PAHS responded with 34 runs in 19 overs. Rugby The PAHS first team lost five tries to two in a pre-season friendly match against Woodridge College. The team now gears up for the Graeme College Rugby Day taking place in Grahamstown on 24 March. Te n n i s Lise-Mari Coetzee has been selected to represent the Eastern Cape U15 team at the National High Schools Inter-Provincial tennis tournament in Pretoria from 27 April to 1 May 2018. She is currently ranked number 3 in the Eastern Cape U15 team. The PAHS first team girls beat Victoria Girls first team 82 games to 43 in their latest Knights Shield encounter. They then also played against the Kenton-on-Sea ladies but lost nine games to three. The U11 tennis boys played against the Kingswood College U11A team and won the singles by five games and the doubles by seven games. HA!MAN HAPPINESS: Francois le Roux aka the HA!Man ended his recent national tour with a performance at Port Alfred High School which included a cameo with his niece and deputy head girl, Kayla le Roux. Everyone from Grade 1 to matric loved the HA!Man’s zany brand of musicality designed to reconnect inner creativity, joining in with singing, clapping, dancing and even a spot of flying LONG-LEGGED LEAP: Port Alfred High School pupil Jada Coltman recently participated in the Eastern Cape High Schools Athletics Championships. While not placed, Jada gained valuable experience and looks forward to improving her personal best in long-jump

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